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I received this Proraso aftershave along with their shaving cream as a gift. While I did enjoy the shaving cream, I was initially less impressed with the aftershave. As expected, it does come in a nice package and provides the skin with a fresh, cool feeling after shaving (it's worth noting that this product contains alcohol, which may cause a somewhat dry/burning sensation for sensitive skin). As other reviewers have noted, the consistency is that of a liquid rather than a lotion, but the scent is office friendly. Still, I found the menthol smell better suited for the shaving cream than the aftershave, and would generally prefer to pick at this $/oz price level a top-notch, cologne-smelling aftershave that is alcohol-free such as Blaviar Epsilon to finish a fine shave. However, after a while I revisited this product and realized that it actually works as advertised, and perhaps my own expectations were not exactly aligned with its purpose. It’s just not meant to be very soothing and calming for an irritated skin after shaving, but rather refreshing/cooling and even stinging. And it’s not intended to offer a luxurious cologne experience, but rather an old-school barbershop feel. All in all, this is certainly a more traditional option as an aftershave rather than an ultramodern one – make sure to approach it with the right expectations.

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